I'm still working on the whole breathing thing, so I must apologize once more for my tardiness in my replies and emails. Thanks for your patience.
Despite my wheeze, I will be speaking at the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville in Kentucky on September 11 and 12. I'll be leading several seminars for the McConnell Scholars, including one based on Yevgeny Zamyatin's classic dystopian We, but I'll also be presenting a lecture that is free and open to the public at 4pm EST on September 11, in Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, on the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville. (You can call 502-852-3323 for additional information.) The talk will be "What Young Adult Dystopian Novels Can Teach Us," and it's a longer version of the presentation I recently made at Anticipation/The World Science Fiction Convention.
In other news, I have a few links to share:
* Check out the Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection from the University of Texas at Austin. Sweet!
* Librivox.org has some new unabridges readings available that will be of special interest to fans of science fiction and Gothic literature:
-- Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock
-- Olalla by Robert Louis Stevenson
-- "Short Science Fiction Collection #25 by authors such as Cordwainer Smith, Fredric Brown, and Walter M. Miller, Jr., among others
* io9 has a very helpful Guide to 2009's Science Fiction/Fantasy Fall Movies.
"They say there is a kind of flower that blooms only once a century. Then couldn't there be one that flowers only once every thousand years -- or once every ten thousand years? Maybe there are and we just don't know it because today is itself that once-in-a-thousand-year moment."
Yevgeny Zamyatin, We